Contents


Relic

Elvis by Albert Goldman

Private Elvis photographs by Rudolf Paulini, edited by Diego Cortez

All Too Real

Work, for the Night Is Coming by Jared Carter

A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems 1978-1981 by Adrienne Rich

One for the Rose by Philip Levine

That Old Black and White Magic

Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes, translated by Richard Howard

Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present edited by Vicki Goldberg

Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography by Peter Galassi

The Work of Atget, Vol. 1: Old France edited by John Szarkowski, edited by Maria Morris Hambourg

The Autochromes of J.H. Lartigue, 1912-1927

The Photography of Max Yavno text by Ben Maddow

Feininger’s Chicago, 1941

Cole Weston: Eighteen Photographs foreword by Ben Maddow, introduction by Charis Wilson

American Photographers and the National Parks by Robert Cahn, by Robert Glenn Ketchum

New England Reflections, 1882-1907 photographs by the Howes Brothers, edited by Alan B. Newman, foreword by Richard Wilbur, introduction by Gerald McFarland

Man as Art: New Guinea photographs by Malcolm Kirk, text by Andrew Strathern

Rajasthan: India’s Enchanted Land, introduction and photographs by Raghubir Singh, foreword by Satyajit Ray

Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay by Mary Ellen Mark

Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979 by Susan Meiselas

Visions of China: Photographs by Marc Riboud, 1957-1980 introduction by Orville Schell

The Russians by Vladimir Sichov

William Klein: Photographs profile by John Heilpern

Don McCullin: Hearts of Darkness introduction by John Le Carré

Herbert List: Photographs 1930-1970 by Günter Metken, introduction by Stephen Spender

Robert Rauschenberg Photographs

John Pfahl: Altered Landscapes

Sam Haskins/Photographics

Bill Brandt: Nudes 1945-1980 introduction by Michael Hiley

Hollywood Color Photographs by John Kobal

A Century of Japanese Photography by the Japan Photographers Association, introduction by John W. Dower

Empire Building

Revolutionary Empire: The Rise of the English-Speaking Empires from the Fifteenth Century to the 1780s by Angus Calder

Short Reviews

Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman by Marjorie Shostak

Science in Traditional China: A Comparative Perspective by Joseph Needham

Contributors

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Richard Cobb (1917-1996) fell in love with France when he first visited in 1935. He went on to write many works of history—some in French, some in English—about the French Revolution and occupied France.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.

Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) was a writer and ballet critic. In 1946, together with George Balanchine, Kirstein founded the Ballet Society, which would soon be renamed The New York City Ballet. In 1984 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.


She lives in New York.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Lester Thurow is Professor of Economics and Management at MIT and the former Dean of the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of The Zero-Sum Society, Head to Head, and The Future of Capitalism. (February 1998)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Stone at Delphi: Seamus Heaney’s Poems with Classical References, Selected and Introduced by Helen Vendler appeared earlier this year in a limited edition.
 (November 2013)